THINKING of a last-minute summer getaway but not sure where to go? Look to the stars.
The experts at Cape Town-based travel agency Go2Africa have figured out the best trips based on your astrological sign.
The experts at Cape Town-based travel agency Go2Africa have figured out the best trips based on your astrological signCredit: Go2Africa
Aries should head to Argentina or Chile to hike in PatagoniaCredit: Go2Africa
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)
Aries are Argentina and Chile-bound!
“Natural-born leaders, Aries are high-spirited, energetic and always up for a challenge,” say the experts.
“As they are daring and always keen to try new things, an adventure holiday jam-packed with activities would be the perfect holiday type.
“Hiking through Patagonia and camping under the stars would satisfy the Aries’ need for adventure.”
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TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)
Taurus is cool, calm, and collected and loves to sit back and relax.
Go2Africa recommends a trip with a slower pace of holiday, like a luxury spa getaway.
“On a spa holiday, you can either indulge in luxurious spa treatments such as massages and facials, or simply lay by the pool with a good book,” say the experts.
“This holiday type perfectly compliments the placid Taurus.”
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)
“Typically described as the most versatile and adaptable of the zodiac, Geminis are easy-going yet appreciate the finer things in life,” say the pros.
“As they are so adaptable, the perfect getaway would involve a location that offers more than one type of activity”
They suggest a trip to a big city like Barcelona, full of sightseeing opportunities but also the chance to soak up sun on the beach.
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)
Cancers are sensitive and attentive but also worriers.
“Although Cancers are homebodies and love being surrounded by their closest friends and family, they appreciate their time and space alone to contemplate and just be with themselves,” they say.
“A beach holiday on a Caribbean islandwould especially suit a Cancer, as they can spend time laying on the white sand beaches, drinking a mojito, while their holiday companions can be exploring the island nearby.
Geminis should consider a big city like Barcelona, which also has beachesCredit: Go2Africa
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)
“Leos are the life and soul of any party. Whether it’s partying until the early hours or taking in the sights of a new city with their friends, the Leo traveller wants their holiday full of fun, thrill and, ideally, glamour,” say the experts.
“As a people-person, the Leo needs a bustling city that provides ample opportunity to mingle and make new friends.”
New York City is perfect, where a Leo “can spend their afternoons splurging at department stores and then spend their evenings at a classy martini bar with the perfect view of Times Square.”
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)
“Virgo is known for their attention to detail, organizational skills, and meticulous planning,” Go2Afria says.
“While some may (wrongly!) call them tightly-wound, the Virgo feels most at ease when they know everything is taken care of.”
But since their day-to-day life is usually jam-packed, Virgos should use time off to detach and destress.
“A mindfulness retreat where they can focus on themselves, rather than their schedule, and dip in and out of activities when they please, will help Virgos to relax and recalibrate,” they say.
A mindfulness retreat would be great for Virgos who have jam-packed schedulesCredit: Go2Africa
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)
Libras are easy-going and friendly and love to spend their days off with friends and family.
“As they naturally seem to take on the role of a host, the Libra should consider renting a villa with a pool, in the Algarve in Portugal, and inviting their friends for a home away from home holiday,” the experts suggest.
“A villa allows Libras to put on the extravagant parties they’re known for, while still allowing the deep-thinking Libra to relax by the pool.”
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)
Scorpios live and thrive on adventure and adrenaline, according to the travel pros.
“As they are incredibly open-minded and love to try new things, the Scorpio would particularly love a safari holiday,” they say.
“Although on the surface, Scorpios may seem non-stop, they would particularly appreciate the quiet times on an African safari, where they can seek and observe the Big 5 animals in their natural habitat and take a moment to contemplate.”
Scorpios may seem non-stop, but they would particularly appreciate the quiet times on an African safariCredit: Go2Africa
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)
A Sagittarius can get bored easily and does best with lots of options.
“The perfect holiday, therefore, is a bustling city that boasts an abundance of culture and the opportunity to meet people from all around the world,” says the agency.
They suggest a city such as Bangkok, Thailand or Bogota,Colombia.
“[These] tempt travellers from all across the world to visit their natural beauty hotspots, bustling city centres, and friendly locals,” they say.
They offer “the opportunity for a Sagittarius to try a new activity, or make friends with new people, every day. “
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)
“Capricorns are homebodies, who love nothing more than feeling settled into a new destination, despite never having been there before,” the agency says.
“As they enjoy learning and soaking up new information, a Capricorn thrives somewhere with adventure and intrigue, yet still feels like a home away from home.”
This makes an African safari the perfect trip, as it offers both adventure – with activities like water sports and Big 5 viewing – but also a homely base in a safari lodge.
Pisces feel most at peace when they’re by the sea, making the Maldives a great choiceCredit: Go2Africa
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)
An Aquarius like a slower pace and needs a vacation that puts them at one with nature.
“A camping holiday would be perfect for an Aquarius, as they can go with the flow more easily than some other zodiacs,” says Go2Africa.
“Camping under the stars, although may seem like some star sign’s nightmare, is an experience the air sign would particularly appreciate, as they simply won’t thrive cooped up indoors.”
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PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)
Finally, the pros say that water sign Pisces feeld most at peace when they’re by the sea.
“A trip to the Maldives would provide the perfect dreamy backdrop to their getaway and allows them to relax and unwind properly while close to the water,” they say.
“Not only can Pisces snorkel and swim to their heart’s content, but they can also spend their time laying on the beach and basking in the sunshine.”